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This week in higher ed

•Tennessee's Senate Education Committee voted March 31 to require home-schooled children to make a 19 out of a possible 36 on the ACT to be eligible for the HOPE Lottery Scholarship. Previously, the ACT requirement for home-schooled students was 23, higher than that required for students in public schools. For the change to occur, it must pass the full General Assembly later this spring. In Tennessee, an estimated 40,000-60,000 students are home-schooled, compared to about 1 million who attend public schools. (The Tennessean, April 1, 2004)
•Tennessee's Senate Education Committee voted March 31 to require home-schooled children to make a 19 out of a possible 36 on the ACT to be eligible for the HOPE Lottery Scholarship. Previously, the ACT requirement for home-schooled students was 23, higher than that required for students in public schools. For the change to occur, it must pass the full General Assembly later this spring. In Tennessee, an estimated 40,000-60,000 students are home-schooled, compared to about 1 million who attend public schools. (The Tennessean, April 1, 2004)

•Southern University Chancellor Edward Jackson announced that a worker in the university's registrar's office took money to change grades for 541 current and former students. The scandal probably will cost some students their degrees and could lead to criminal charges. (CNN)

•Sylvan Learning Systems has entered the international online higher education market by acquiring K.I.T. e-Learning B.V., based in Amsterdam. The company delivers online graduate programs to students in more than 80 countries. (Baltimore Business Journal)